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be educated. striking a chord in afghanistan where women have seen their prospects change dramatically in recent years. more than 3 million girls now get some education, that is a big rise from when they weren't allowed to go to school at all. many fear that trend could reverse itself after withdrawal of foreign troops. >> an old seen in a changing afghanistan. it is the time of the potato harvest. the children are working in the field that they have done -- as they have done for centuries. families depend on their labour. while the 10-year-old helps out with the farming, she also goes to school. making the long walk every day. >> i am in the second class. we did not have school before. i am really happy i am going to school. >> today is a lesson in the local language. in one fifth of afghan women can read or write, but that is a big improvement from a decade ago. the schools in remote areas are helping. there is a big turnout for the launch of this government school. 3 million afghan girls are getting some education. it still leaves 2 million that have never been the class. but attitu
by the taliban, that for going to school and promoting education for girls. she is a poignant example of why the united nations is focusing on abuses against girls worldwide. 14. >> she was attacked and shot by extremists who don't want girls to have an education and don't want girls to speak for themselves and don't want girls to become leaders who are, for a variety have right of reasons, threatened by that kind of employment. empowerment. >> as part of the first international day of the girl child, world leaders said education is the way to end child marriage. every year ten million girls are removed from school and forced into marriage, according to the u.n. population fund. early marriage deprives young girls of education. it threatens their health and traps them in poverty. west africa has the highest incidence of child marriage but the practice is wide spread across sub-saharan africa, and in bangladesh, india, nepal and pakistan. >> so kim gandhy, let's start with the child bride issue. is this something that the u.n. and the united states can get a handle on? because it's so widespr
by the taliban. the pakastani girls are demanding an education. the economic crisis and some are ready to celebrate. and he may be -- they may be numbered two on the ticket, but the vice presidential candidates traded verbal blows last night as election day lems. -- looms. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. today people in pakistan observed a day of prayer for malala yousafzai. she is a 14-year-old girl shot in the head by the taliban. her crime was to campaign for girls like herself to have an education. the attack has been condemned across the globe. our journalist was the first to report from her home town. >> prayers across pakistan have been dedicated to malala. the 14-year-old remains in critical condition, three days after a taliban assassin shot her in the head. just two weeks ago the girl that has become the focus of worldwide attention was filmed at home, helping her younger brother with his work. it is for her own writings she became famous. the school flag flies at half mast. the students do not know when she will return here t
old girl was shot in the head for defying the taliban by arguing to help girls get an education. >> porter: what are we doing with american forces being put at risk fighting the taliban more than 11 years after 9/11? part of the answer may be to help girls like malalla usavsi, whose crime was wanting to go to school. >> reporter: she is the girl in stretcher, shot after members of the taliban stopped her van on the way back from school and shot bullets in her head and neck. her crime, saying things like that? "i have the right. i have the right to education. i have the right to sing. i have the right to talk. i have the right to speak.." >> she spoke at 11. she had an anonymous blog written by the bbc after the taliban bombed schools in her town to try to prevent girls from getting an education. she knew it was dangerous, when asked what she would tell other girls that are afraid to defy the taliban and stay in their rooms instead. >> i tell her don't stay in your room because god will ask you on the day of judgment, where were you when your people were asking you, when your sch
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in the side of the pakistani taliban. she defied them by campaigning for better education for girls and openly criticized the extremists. where she lives, girls were long forbidden from going to school. islamic militants battled the government for control over the region for years. many admire how malala spoke out against talibani rule. >> we pray for her and that others can embrace her views. >> women's protests have been gaining momentum in morocco as well. the fate of a teenage girl has galvanized support for an end to forced marriage. the girl was 15 when she was raped by a man 10 years her senior, so her family could save face, they marry her off to the rapist. she later killed herself with rat poison. >> he had to marry her. people were talking badly about my daughter. she lost her honor. no one would have taken her. >> moroccan law allows a rapist to avoid jail if he marries his victim. for the man, it is a way out. for her, it was a death sentence. >> to talk more about this, i am joined by the head of planned international germany, one of the world's oldest children's development orga
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in pakistan, after an outspoken 14-year-old was shot by the taliban for promoting education for girls. >> woodruff: and we examine new evidence that lance armstrong was at the center of a sophisticated professional doping program, including testimony from his former teammates. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the supreme court heard arguments today in one of the most closely watched cases of the term. it marked a return to the decades-long legal debate over affirmative action. the scene outside the supreme court building made clear just how anticipated this case has been. for the first time in nearly a decade, the justices are considering whether it's constitutional for universities to use race in deciding who they admit. the suit was brought by abigail fisher-- a white, honor ro
immigration policy and how we need to change education policy alice well. immigration policy is based on family relationships. it is not based on economic considerations, skills and knowledge. while we need to revitalize education for americans, we need to recognize the extent to which people are coming to america to learn we need to do what we need to do to keep them in america. >> this is our core problem. there trillions of connections in the brain called neurons. they start down at age 6 when they start public school. kids at a school soared like eagles, got college scholarships, they got wired. when you know this and you do not talk about it and do not do anything about it, this is another recipe for disaster. our public education system is just really got to be strained out. the teachers' unions are primarily concerned about how much they make a year, and that is not where the concern has to be. it is making sure that children have the funds in education that are needed for education. >> we spend double per person to educate k through 12, double other nations. we do the same thi
, but for those who make a million dollars or more. making the investments in education, making the investments in research, and we make those investments together and build a future. that is what it will take over the long run to build a stronger future here in western massachusetts, all across the commonwealth, and all across the country. >> thank you. before i start, i want to thank the mayor for your endorsement and support. thank you both for coming. this is actually about jobs and economy. the whole race is about that. we held one of our first jobs fares here because we want to connect people with jobs. when you put a title on a bill in washington that says jobs bill, you have to read the bill. those bills in particular were rejected in a bipartisan manner, and that means democrats and republicans recognize that by taking for under $50 billion in taxes out of the private sector and giving it to washington to increase government spending, that is not the answer. the best answer is to come and put the money in the communities. i went down there today and he did not say, thank you for coming
diverse campus provides a better education. that was the court's holding. after the argument today it seems clear the court is not going to go and overrule that precedent but the problem many of the justices had is how do you know when you have enough diversity. the university of texas has an unusual system. it automatically admits anybody who graduates in the top 10% academically of any high school in texas. that gets a fair amount of diversity on campus because many of those schools tend to be racially more uniform, predominantly black or hispanic and tend to get diversity. the problem for perhaps the majority of the justices how do you know when there's enough diversity. what the school says is, we don't want merely diversity in numbers. we want african-american students who are interested in fencing and speaking greek and studying architecture and hispanic students who are great fencers or ballet dancers. we want diversity in other words within the mere racial numbers. and i think for a majority of the court the question is how do you know when you're there, how do you know whe
heard fissured the university of texas at austin, the affirmative action policies in higher education. abigail fisher was denied admission to the university of texas at austin in 2008. fischer sued, arguing that racial minorities with worse credentials were accepted ahead of her because she was white. she contend that the schools use of of race in nations violates the u.s. constitution's guarantee of equal protection. a previous court ruling allows race to be one factor considered to achieve diversity. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> well, i get to say that this is case of love and 345, fisher of the of texas at austin. and you get to say -- >> general suter trained me too well. chief justice and members of the court, may i please the court. the essential issue here is whether the university of texas at austin and can carry its burden of proving that its use of race as an nation plus factor and the consequent denial of equal treatment, which is the central mandate of equal protection clause to abigail fisher met the two test of strict scrutiny, which are applicable. >> before we ge
the educational experience of all pupils. >> caller: that's good. i guess it goes back to the case the was deemed moot anyway, but the fact of the matter is when you are laying on that table and you are about to have brain surgery, it doesn't matter what color the surgeon is. i don't care if he is black, white, it doesn't make any difference. the fact of the matter is if they were granted admission to school simply based on the fact of their skin color, that in itself is discriminatory. >> host: okay. carroll. oklahoma city. independent. good morning. >> caller: good morning. i would say that i hope [inaudible] they don't intervene because that affirmative action of white women versus african-american women for jobs and positions and i think it is being used in that respect. hopefully the supreme court will step down and allow it to continue as it is. >> host: okay. new hampshire. the democratic call. good morning, now three. what are your thoughts? >> caller: i just think it's unfortunate that today we need this kind of law we. look at the ayaan to leave the unemployment rate on its higher among
condition. she was targeted for speaking out in support of education for girls. doctors in pakistan removed a bullet from her neck today. yesterday a gunman shot her in the head and neck. the girl began writing a blog about life under the taliban and was an advocate for girl's education. she said she wanted to become a doctor. >> right now let's get to decision 2012. both presidential candidates doing serious battle in a key battleground state. today mitt romney continues his week long visit there to ohio. no rp,-c won the white house without carrying the buckeye state. earlier president obama wrapped up his 17th rally there. that's the most of any other state. with all the new polls out showing a much tighter race, both candidates definitely know, it's on. and they have to trade serious shots. this one in particular over the tax plan. it's true it's not going to have the deficit. that leaves one option. that's asking middle class families to foot the bill. >> the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is inaccurate and wrong. meanwhile, the vice presidential debate is scheduled for to
school district are not reading at grade level. so that group is now suing the state and education leaders. our legal guys will have an opinion or two on this one. [ ryan ] it doesn't get any better than endless shrimp at red lobster. you can mix and match all day! [ male announcer ] don't miss red lobster's endless shrimp, just $14.99! try as much as you like, any way you like! like parmesan crusted shrimp. hurry in, offer ends soon! i'm ryan isabell and i see food differently. 100% new. 100% mmm... wow, that is mmm... it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. new yoplait greek 100. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. ♪ playing a lone hand ♪ my life begins today ♪ ♪ fly by night
that is essential for providing an educational experience for all of our students to prepare them for the world they're going out to work in. >> reporter: journalism student cheyenne matthews-hoffman was admitted through that process. >> u.t. at the moment has, like, 4.5% african american students with race considered. that's a really small portion of students here. and it is kind of alienating when you don't have a lot of students on campus that look like you. >> reporter: students have differing views. angus mcleod is a senior. >> when you're taking a class on black literature and there's not a single black student in the class it -- it can be kind of a depressing experience. you lose an interpretation and a view on what you're reading, what you're studying that would be really helpful otherwise. >> reporter: senior kaitlin williams. >> it would crush me to know that i have the same qualifications as someone and i'm not getting into graduate school because of my skin color. >> reporter: 27 years after heman sweatt's case went to court, his great nephew graduated from u.t . >> hopefully one day it
is mitt romney. >> tax, education, reproductive rights. >> you want to know my position on issues, ask me and i'll tell. >> you when you're mitt romney, what's wrong with a little change of heart. >> romney's flipped again. >> it's what he said about abortion. >> a woman's right to chose. >> a new romney promise. >> new policies, new statements, and new beliefs. >> no new abortion laws. >> here's what he told the des moines register yesterday. >> i didn't say that would become part of my agenda. >> here is moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i've missed you. >> basically calling him a liar. >> lied about what? he's been saying this all long. >> my presidency will will be a pro life presidency. >> do i believe supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? >> i will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose. >> what is going on with the romney message? >> a lot of people are confused. >> if you want to know my position on issues, ask me and i'll tell you. >> i'm going to ask you a question. >> ask me and i'll tell you. >> are you a wizard? >> there are 27 days until the election. >> just
's an advocate for girl's education. she was nominated for a peace prize. now a teenage activist is in critical condition after the taliban targeted her. the shocking assassination attempt is coming up next. i approve this message. mitt romney: "i'm not in favor romney's being dishonest here an independent, non-partisan liberals will raise taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. take away his toys and he'll playay with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a reason...to look twice. introducing a stunning work of technology -- the entirely new lexus es
really good academic education but they've also really gotten spectacular education in living with the folks who are the real virginia today. we're increasingly diverse state and that's an important part of medication. -- education. i would hope what the supreme court would do in this case would be they would affirm that it is ok for a public institution, whether it's government body handing out contracts or student or college admitting students, that it's ok for them to try to make sure that their student body looks like the state looks. they should if at all practical use factors on race and economic disadvantage, are you the first in your family to go to college? but if you see public institutions where the numbers of students dramatically different then the state population, i think it's an indication of challenge and problem that we have to try to solve. i strongly believe the diversity of our commonwealth is the strength, diversity of our nation is a strength and we ought to see diversity in our public bodies. >> mr. allen? >> i'm in some agreement with tim's expressions
for girls to get an education has been shot and seriously wounded. she was on her way home from school when gunmen opened fire on her schoolus, shooting her in the head and neck. she survived and the doctors say she is out of danger. >> liberal that defied the taliban. she was shot at close range for standing up against militants and insisting that girls have the right to go to school. this was her and her beloved classroom when they tried to take it from her. she refused to back down. in 2009, militants controlling the valley decreed that girls' schools must close. then just 11, she voiced her opposition written under a pen name. this was her injury for january 3. >> i was very scared of getting ready for school today because they announced that the girls should stopped going. our teacher told us that if we come, we should not wear a school uniform and where normal clothes. only 11 attended class today. >> after the militants were driven out, they campaigned for recognition for girls. letting the current glut -- recognition and threats. she will fight on if she makes a good recovery. >> sh
removed a bullet from the injured schoolgirl and education rights campaigner malala yousafzai. the 14-year-old was shot in the head on tuesday on her way home from school in the northwest region. the taliban, will pose girls attending school, have said they carried out the attack. for more on this story we can speak to the bbc's aleem maqbool ashais on his way to push war. >> we are just outside the combined military office, which is where she is being treated. we have spoken to one of her cousins who says that she is stable. a few hours after the attack on yesterday the situation became very critical and there were very worried. but there was an operation overnight and the bullet was removed. for the time being it does appear she is stable. doctors have been warning that she is not get out of danger. >> i have been reading there's been lots of condemnation of what took place. do you think this will have a wider effect on the way in which people view the taliban, on the way people view islamic extremism? >> there has been occasion where that has happened, where a particular case has galvan
a little girl in the head because they didn't like the way she was talking about education for girls. the child is 14 years old, a pakistani. she's been blogging for the past year about how important it is for girls to be educated. thousands of people across pakistan held vigils today in her honor. she underwent surgery to remove a bullet in her neck. schools closed in protest of that attack. pakistan's top military officer called her an icon of courage. >>> the dramatic rescue of a british skipper and his runaway boat. the 25-foot fishing boat ran into trouble sunday morning off the southwest coast of england. a large wave threw the skipper and another man overboard. a lifeboat crew of volunteers scooped the skipper in from the rocky water. they took him to safety before speeding away to try to reel in his boat. the skipper's companion was helped ashore by surfers. neither man was seriously hurt. >>> serious firefighting in los angeles, california. they're still trying to figure out what started this massive fire overnight. it housed a cleaning business and print company. thick blac
new jobs. we cannot slow up on education, because that's the engine that is going to give us the economic growth and competitiveness that we need. and we are not going to slow up on the whole idea of providing for affordable health care for americans, none of which, when we get to talk about health care, is as my -- as the governor characterized -- characterized. the bottom line here is that we are going to, in fact, eliminate those wasteful spending that exist in the budget right now, a number of things i don't have time, because the light is blinking, that i won't be able to mention, but one of which is the $100 billion tax dodge that, in fact, allows people to take their post office box off- shore, avoid taxes. i call that unpatriotic. i call that unpatriotic. >> governor? >> that's what i'm talking about. >> governor? >> well, the nice thing about running with john mccain is i can assure you he doesn't tell one thing to one group and then turns around and tells something else to another group, including his plans that will make this bailout plan, this rescue plan, even be
to silence the teenager because she has been speaking out in favor of educating girls. her name is malala, and today doctors removed a bullet from her shoulder. they say she is in stable condition. cnn's re sfwl a saya got an interview with the teen type offist a year ago. listen. >> so why do you risk your life to raise your voice? >> because i thought that my people need me, and i shall raise my voice because if i didn't raise my voice, when will i raise my voice? >> some people might say you're 14. you don't have any rights. you just have to listen to mom and dad. >> i have rights. i have the right of education. i have the right to play. i have the right to sing. i have the right to traumati i have the right to go to market. i have the right to speak. >> what if a girl says i'm afraid, i just want to stay in my room? >> i'll tell her don't don't stay in your room because god will ask you on the day of judgment where were you when your people were asking you, when your school fellows were asking you, and when your school was asking you that i am being blown up. when your people need you
jobs. we cannot slow up on education because that's the engine that is going to give us the economic growth and competitiveness that we need. and we are not going to slow up on the whole idea of providing for affordable health care for americans, none of which when we get to talk about health care is as my, as the governor characterized, characterized. the bottom line here is that we are going to, in fact, eliminate those wasteful spending that exist in the budget right now. a number of things i don't have time because the light is blinking that i won't be able to mention, but one of which is the $100 billion tax dodge that, in fact, allows people to take their post office box offshore, avoid taxes. i call that unpatriotic. i call that unpatriotic. that's what i'm talking about. >> moderator: governor? palin: well, the nice thing about running with john mccain is i can assure you he doesn't tell one thing to one group and then turns around and tells something else to another group, including his plans that will make this bailout plan, this rescue plan even better. i want to go back t
. the headline is that racial preferences and higher education definitely came under attack today. >> let's remind everyone, ten years ago, the u.s. supreme court upheld affirmative action, less than, 2003, what has changed since then? >> this case is factually similar to the university of michigan case nine years ago. what has changed is the court, justice sandra day o'connor wrote the majority opinion nine years ago upholding diversity as a compelling interest. o'connor is no longer on the court. today the person to watch is the justice anthony kennedy, not against the idea, but hasn't found the affirmative action program that is narrowly tailored enough for him to like it. >> what about the fact that justice elana kagan, she recused herself here, there could be a tie they could decide four justices one way, four another. what happens in that case? >> in that case, the previous precedent stands. so the university of michigan case from nine years ago would continue to be the law of the land if they ended up in a 4-4 tie. >> all right, joe johns, thank you very much. u.s. supreme court to
of the expenditures in the tax code are not loopholes at all. tax preferences, things like a college education and retirement savings belong in the tax code even after reform happens. they were put in the code on purpose, to make a middle-class lifestyle accessible and sustainable for american families. tax reform recognized this in 1986 even as we cleared out the underbrush of loopholes, which preserved versions of the mortgage interest deduction, the charitable deduction, the state and local property tax deduction. realized that as much as we want to make the code more efficient, these provisions were two essential to middle-class households. we have to abide by the same principle today. if we seek to protect the expenditures that are most essential to the middle-class, we still hope to reduce the deficit and we will need to find alternative revenue sources. this leads to the second principle of this new model for tax reform -- the tax rate for the highest earners should probably return to clinton-era levels and stay somewhere around there. this will come as heresy to some of those on the ot
to an education. the right to sing and the right to speak out. well, now, 14-year-old malala is clinging to life on her hospital ventilator as gunmen shot her when she went to school last week. what happened to her has ignited shock and grief and outrage across pakistan and the world. cnn's reza sayah joins me. this is an amazing story that has not only impacted the people in pakistan and you see the pictures of the children with the photos and the candles and the thoughts all over the world for this girl. can you give me the latest on this condition and what the doctors are saying? >> yeah, vicr. we just got back from an interview with a top government official who is monitoring the emergency care. he says that mallala is in crit ka condition and some might say she is in critical condition for four days now, and that not good. do doctors say that is not unusual, because she was shot in the head, and she had brain surgery and swell manage the brain and swelling is always a concern after brain surgery, and swelling is serious because of the swelling in the encased skull. they say the important vi
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